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VOL. 129 | NO. 185 | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brockman: Memphis Airport in ‘Good Position’

Memphis International Airport is building its new identity at a steady pace one year to the month after Delta Air Lines enacted the cuts that came with its dehubbing of the airport.

Pre-K’s Place

Funding for state expansion back in political spotlight

It isn’t an application for federal pre-kindergarten funding the state filed earlier this month in Washington, the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam emphasizes.

AutoZone Shares Drop After Fourth-Quarter Results

AutoZone Inc. shares dropped more than 4 percent Monday afternoon after reporting fourth-quarter revenue that missed Wall Street expectations.

County Commission Puts Hold on Ford Committee Assignments

The question of who will lead the Shelby County Commission isn’t completely settled, it turns out.

College Football Notebook: September 23, 2014

The University of Memphis had lost three straight games to Middle Tennessee and five of the last six. Getting beat by the Blue Raiders each year had become commonplace and another sign of a program in perpetual struggle.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
80°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 13 mph
Humidity: 25%

EVENTS

Volunteer Mid-South will hold a volunteer expo Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Ave. Dozens of Mid-South nonprofits will on hand to discuss programs and volunteer opportunities. Visit volunteermidsouth.org.

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Sprouts Confirms Lakeland, Germantown Stores in 2015

Sprouts Farmers Market, a fast-growing specialty grocery chain, has confirmed it will open two Memphis-area stores in 2015, one in Germantown and another in Lakeland.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Cotton Council Apartments Sell for $6.1 Million

1918 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112, Sale Amount: $6.1 million -
Lynxco LLC, an affiliate of Rhodes College, has purchased the former National Cotton Council building on North Parkway in Midtown for $6.1 million. Rhodes intends to use it as student housing, according to the school’s website.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Simplifying Financial Aid

Trying to receive financial aid for college? How do you feel when completing the 10-page FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) form? Could reducing it to two questions improve the process?

Finding Inspiration at Dawn in Albuquerque

There aren’t many things in life that will get me out of bed two hours before sunrise.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

UPS Expands 3-D Printing to 100 More Stores

ATLANTA (AP) – UPS says it will put 3-D printers in nearly 100 more stores as it seeks to lure small businesses.

Engineers Call for National Approach to Flooding

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Plosser, a Leading Fed 'Hawk,' to Retire in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.

REAL ESTATE

US Existing Home Sales Fall in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 125 13,455
MORTGAGES 119 192 17,541
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 51 3,442
BUILDING PERMITS 0 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 62 128 12,823
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 51 4,648
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 80 233 19,690
MARRIAGE LICENSES 25 69 4,129

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